4th of July, 2023: Spectacular Fireworks & Independence Day Fun

In 2023, the 4th of July is a Tuesday. Whether you have an Independence Day Go-To Plan or you like to switch things up each year, we’re collecting the details for you. To make it easier, we list fireworks displays first and then list celebrations separately by area of the metro. It is early days for our first pass in February. We’ll keep adding and updating so you have plenty of time to plan your holiday.  In the meantime, last year’s events are often good indicators of what to expect this year.

What is the best Fireworks Show in the Twin Cities Metro? If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article. Thanks!

Sparklers to Pyrotechnics – Minnesota Personal Fireworks Laws & Fireworks Safety

2023 Fireworks Schedule

If you just want to know where you can find fireworks, we’ve got the list here. Scroll down for more family fun on the 4th of July.

Friday, June 30th

  • RICHFIELD: Richfield Ice Arena & Bandshell, 636 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423. A Laser Light Show show at 10:45pm follows am evening of family fun.
  • ST PAULCHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101. Fireworks following the Saints Game. Tickets required to enter the stadium.

Saturday, July 1st

  • HAM LAKE: Ham Lake Lions Park, 1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN. Fireworks show at 10pm, after a full day of festival fun.
  • ST PAULCHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101. Fireworks following the Saints Game. Tickets required to enter the stadium.

Sunday, July 2nd

  • Hudson: Lakefront Park, First Street, Hudson, WI 54016. Fireworks at 10pm, after a full day of festival fun.

Monday, July 3rd

One of these events is my go-to option when I have to work on the 5th and don’t want to stay up late on the 4th.

  • ANOKA: Castle Field, 600 Castle Field Blvd, Anoka, MN 55303. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • BLOOMINGTONNormandale Lake Park, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438. Fireworks at dusk
  • EDEN PRAIRIESparklefest, Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN55347. Mini Kids Fireworks – No loud booms at this show 6pm-9:45pm.
  • EXCELSIOR: Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, 6900 Hazeltine Blvd, Excelsior, MN 55331. Fireworks Show begins at dusk. Hang out at the park and beach all day.
  • MINNEAPOLIS: Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Patriotic Laser Light Show begins at 10pm. Food Trucks on site at 8pm.
  • ST PAULCHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101. Fireworks following the Saints Game. Tickets required to enter the stadium.

Tuesday, July 4th

  • APPLE VALLEY: Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Arrive early for a pre-fireworks carnival beginning at 1pm; fireworks at 10pm..
  • BLAINE: National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55449. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • CHANHASSEN: Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • COON RAPIDS: Coon Rapids Ice Center, 1100 Crooked Lake Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EAGAN: 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EDEN PRAIRIE: Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EDINA: Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435. Fifes and drums start at 8pm. First John Sousa Memorial Band concert at 8:45. Fireworks at dusk.
  • EXCELSIOR: Excelsior Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331. South Lake Minnetonka. Fireworks at 9:50pm.
  • FOREST LAKE: Lakeside Memorial Park, 95 E Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • LAKEVILLE: Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • MAPLEWOOD: Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Rd C E, Maplewood, MN 55109. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • PRIOR LAKE: Mystic Lake Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 – Festivities include Food Trucks and Gin Blossoms concert beginning at 5pm. Fireworks at 10pm. FREE.
  • ROSEVILLE: Central Park, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113. Fireworks over Bennett Lake at 10pm.
  • SHAKOPEE: Valleyfair, 1 Valley Fair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379SPLURGE on a family day  at the theme park — 10pm fireworks included with park admission $32.99/pp+.
  • STILLWATER: Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082. Fireworks at dusk.
    • Splurge: Fireworks Cruise and Fireworks Dinner Cruise, St. Croix River Cruise, 98 Walnut Street, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016. Tickets $25-$55 (with or without dinner buffet . Cruises without dinner will have concessions to purchase on a cash basis).
  • ST LOUIS PARKAquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • WACONIA: Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387. Play all day with Fireworks at dusk.
  • WOODBURY: M Health Fairview Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr., Woodbury, MN 55129. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • WHITE BEAR LAKE: Manitou Days Fireworks – Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.  Fireworks set to music 8pm-11pm.
  • DULUTH JULY 4th GETAWAY: Bayfront Festival Park, 350 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802. Featuring live music all day and fireworks at 10:10pm. 10 Best Things To Do in Duluth with Kids in the Summer.

Girl in front of Aerial Bridge in Duluth Minnesota in Summer

Thursday, July 6th

INDEPENDENCE DAY FAMILY FUN EVENTS AROUND THE TWIN CITIES

MINNEAPOLIS 4th OF JULY EVENTS

Minneapolis Red White & Boom

Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Celebrate America’s birthday in Minneapolis. In the past, Minneapolis has offered family-friendly celebrations at these parks, and while they are not offering celebrations there this year, you may enjoy having a picnic, swimming, or playing outside with your family at one of these parks.

 SAINT PAUL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

4th of July at Langford Park

30 Langford Park, Saint Paul, MN 55108.
Picnic, parade, fun run, live music, speeches, kids activities, pony rides! FREE. July 4, 2023; 8am-6pm.

Independence Day, 1898 @ Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55111
Visit Fort Snelling on the Saturday before the 4th for an Independence Day experience from the late 1890s with programming spanning the entire 23 acres. Attendees can enjoy an historic military parade, fifes and drums military music from, and cannon salutes. Site Admission: $8-$12/pp. July 1, 2023. 10 am–4 pm

Collage of kids watching and playing with fireworks in a backyard - sparklers, snakes and smokers


TWIN CITIES NORTHWEST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

BLAINE

Blaine Fireworks

National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55449
Fireworks start at 10pm. July 4th. FREE. 

COON RAPIDS

Coon Rapids 4th of July

Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Parade (Sunday at 1pm), children’s activities, carnival, music, hot rod car show (Saturday 5pm-11pm) and fireworks at 10pm on Tuesday the 4th. This year’s celebration is July 2-July 4, 2023, FREE. 

HAM LAKE

Ham Lake Freedom Festival

Ham Lake Lions Park, 1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Attendees can participate in kids’ activities, partake in free pulled pork sandwiches, listen to live music bands, and watch fireworks at 10pm. Saturday, July 1, 2023.

PLYMOUTH

Happy Birthday America Parade & Festivities

Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55447
Decorate bikes and strollers starting at 10am followed by a parade and live kids music with Tricia and the Toonies at the Hilde main stage. Thursday, June 29, 2023; 10am-noon; FREE.


TWIN CITIES NORTHEAST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

FOREST LAKE

Forest Lake 4th of July

Forest Lake, MN 55025
Carnival & entertainment each day; parade Saturday, fireworks on the 4th. June 30-July 4, 2023. 2023 Schedule of Events.

MAPLEWOOD

Maplewood Light it Up

Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Rd C E, Maplewood, MN 55109
Food trucks, family games and activities, inflatables ($5/pp), live music and fireworks display at 10pm. July 4, 2023; 4pm-10pm.

ROSEVILLE

Rosefest Party in the Park

Roseville Central Park, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113
Carnival activities, inflatable fun, puppet shows, live music all day and fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 2023; 2pm-10pm.

STILLWATER

Stillwater 4th of July Celebration

Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082.
Huge fireworks display over the St. Croix River, live music and fun around town — historic trolley, ice cream shops, parks. 4pm-Dusk.

WHITE BEAR LAKE

Manitou Days

Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Medallion hunt, Chalk My Logo event, Marketfest & farmer’s market, children’s fishing contest, parade, fireworks at dusk on the 4th, beach dance. June 15 – July 4, 2023.


TWIN CITIES SOUTHEAST Metro 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

AFTON

4th of July Parade and Celebration

Afton, MN 55001
This annual Main Street celebration includes food, drinks, music trolley rides and parade. Festival 11am-3pm. Parade 1pm.

APPLE VALLEY

Apple Valley Freedom Days

Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley, MN 55124
July 4th Events: Parade at 1pm. Carnival 1pm-10:30pm. Live Music 6-10pm. Fireworks at 10pm. More festivities starting June 28, through July 4, 2023.

EAGAN

July 4th Funfest

1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Eagan Community Center festival grounds buzzes with a bike parade, carnival, music, parade and fireworks. July 3-4, 2023.

LAKE ELMO

Lake Elmo Kids’ Parade

Lions Park, 11320 Upper 33rd St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Lineup at 11:45am at Lake Elmo Avenue and 32nd Street and finish at Lions Park. Enjoy Pre-Parade activities from 10am-11:45, including crafts, face painting, free flags and temporary tattoos. Post-parade activities include ice cream, dunk tank, minnow races and a water station.
July 4, 2023; 10am – 1pm.

LAKEVILLE

Pan-O-Prog Fireworks

Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044.
Live music, inflatables. Bring chairs or blankets. Fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2023; 4:30pm-10:30pm.  

WOODBURY

Woodbury’s Hometown Celebration

M Health Fairview Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129.
Family Fun begins at 6pm with a kids zone full of bounce houses and open play in the green space and Madison’s Place Playground; live music,  food trucks onsite at 7pm, fireworks at 10pm.  July 4, 2023.


TWIN CITIES SOUTHWEST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington Summer Fete

Normandale Lake Park, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438.
Family Fun Zone usually includes activity booths, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, slides and more. Live Music on the 84th Street Kids Stage. Fireworks at dusk. July 3, 2023; 5-10:30pm..

CHANHASSEN

4th of July Celebration

City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317 (Fireworks)
Parade & kiddie parade, carnival games and rides, kiddie games, live music and fireworks. July 2-4, 2023.

EDEN PRAIRIE

Eden Prairie 4th of July Hometown Celebration

Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346
Staring Lake Amphitheater, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Evening concert by Eden Prairie Community Band on June 30th at Staring Lake. June 30, 2023; 6:30pm-8:30pm.
July 4th Celebration begins at 3pm with live entertainment, vendors, and Fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 2023; 3pm-10pm.

EDINA

Edina 4th of July Fireworks, Concert & Parade

Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435 (Fireworks & Concert)
Edina City Hall, 4801 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424 (Parade)

Celebrate America’s independence and patriotism with a 1-hour parade beginning and 10am and featuring veterans, marching bands, floats, horses, musicians, clowns, and more. The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band will play a special Independence Day concert at 8pm. Fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2023.

EXCELSIOR

Lake Minnetonka 4th of July

Excelsior Commons Park, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331.
Morning races, 11 am kids parade, popsicle social and fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2023, 7:30am-10pm. 

RICHFIELD

Lil Sparkler Celebration

Richfield Ice Arena, 636 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423
Family Night with food trucks, touch-a-truck, kids’ dance, ice skating, outdoor movie and a laser light show. Friday, June 30, 2023, 5pm-11pm.

SAINT LOUIS PARK

July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426.
Concessions, vendors, musical entertainment by DJ Bob from 7-10pm, and fireworks set to music at 10pm. July 4, 2023, 7-10pm.

SHAKOPEE

Happy Birthday America Parade

Shakopee Lions Park, 1103 Adams St S, Shakopee, MN 55379.
Decorate your wheels (trikes, bikes, wagons, etc.) and join this parade. Popsicles and entertainment to follow. FREE, This event is on Friday, July 1st. Staging starts at 10am with the parade at 10:30am. June 30, 2023.

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue

SandVenture Aquatic Park, 1101 Adams Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379.
Special Independence day hours. 11am-4pm. $5-$7/pp. Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

WACONIA

July 4th Fireworks

Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387
Fireworks begin at dusk. Consider arriving early for a day at the beach. Pack a picnic and grill out. There is a small playground near the picnic shelter. Carver County has recently eliminated its vehicle fee. FREE.  July 4, 2023.

 

6 thoughts on “4th of July, 2023: Spectacular Fireworks & Independence Day Fun”

  1. Helen G Almonte

    July 4 has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. Each area of the united states celebrates the holiday differently. All celebrations have certain elements in common. Also, you can get a basic guide above to celebrating the 4th of July in the American style.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top